This Foundation Degree has been designed for educational practitioners working with children and young people who have been identified as having a special educational need or disability (SEND).
On this Foundation degree, you will develop your study skills, engage in personal and professional development, and gain an understanding of SEND. You will also learn about working with parents, carers and caregivers, attitudes and values, and protecting children and young people with SEND. You will also explore, developmental diversities, ethics and conduct action research in a SEND context.
All students need to be employed or volunteering, for at least two days a week, within an environment, which is supporting children or young people who have been identified as having a special educational need or disability. This is a mandatory requirement for the duration of the course.
The Foundation Degree is validated by the University of Derby and will be delivered by the College in partnership with the university.
You will be assessed using your work-based activities, creative presentations, essays, discussion papers, case studies, and portfolios. There are no exams.
Teaching and Learning
The course attendance is usually one evening (5pm – 8pm) per week. In addition to this, students will be expected to attend some tutorials. These are usually arranged on the evening of your study.
You will study through a mixture of theory and practical work, and reflect on your practice. You will be expected to undertake independent study of least 5-10 hours per week to research and fulfil module assignment requirements.
As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.
You will be invited to an interview to discuss your qualifications, experience and any other related information. You will need:
All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.
Many of graduates have gone on to senior roles within their practice and workplace settings.
In recent years many of graduates have:
Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page
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